(URBAN) CONTEMPORARY ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Artist: Cris Taola Olivares
Title: Museum Square Amsterdam WC soccer final Netherlands – Spain 2010
Sizes: 40x60cm / 70x105cm
Editions: 10 / 5
Artists: Pipsqueak was here!!!
Title: These loyal antipodes
Medium: mixed media on canvas
Artist: Matty Small
Title: Paul 3D
Medium: Mixed media on found metal
Paul is a three dimensional painting of a man I met a few years ago at a homeless shelter where I had my art studio. Paul had been living rough for a few years and was finally getting his life together.
‘A fortunate stroke within the realm of Contemporary Art: nothing is passé, only recycled. This takes on a literal connotation with Dutch artist Jesse Faber. Resurrecting the technique and mystery of the Dutch Golden Age has been seen before through the lenses of traditional painting and photography in the last six decades, but Faber’s unique vision includes the oft-forgotten materials in which masterpieces are transported and protected. Faber paints directly onto the surfaces of cardboard boxes, with diagrams of proper handling and words like ‘fragile’ showing through the stoic sitters of the early 17th century. A potent reminder, courtesy of Faber: what is old is new, what is new is soon historic.’